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Russian coat of arms of Tighina - 3 rubles 2008 - Transnistria Russian coat of arms of Tighina - 3 rubles 2008 - Transnistria
21 mm diameter, 8 g, gold 90%, flat edge
Obverse: denomination "3 RUBLEI" (Cyrillic), coat of arms of the self proclaimed republic of Transnistria (bearing hammer and sickle), inscription "· PRIDNESTROVSKII RESPUBLIKANSKII BANK ·" (in Cyrillic and Russian) meaning "[TRANS] NISTRIAN REPUBLICAN BANK", year 2008, below 900, the gold fineness
Reverse: coat of arms of the city of Tighina during the tsarist occupation of Basarabia, inscription BENDERY (Cyrillic) meaning BENDER (the Turkish name of Tighina), three ornaments and a ribbon with year 1408

Mintage: 100 coins

The gold coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr Vladimir Kozin, trader of coin and paper money, owner of http://banknotes-stamp.ucoz.ru/ shop.


The coin represents the coat of arms of the city of Tighina (Bender) from the period of the Russian occupation of Basarabia. It belongs to a series comprising coins with coat of arms. From the same series are the silver coins with the coat of arms of the cities of Tiraspol, Tighina, Grigoriopol and Rībniža, all three placed in Transnistria, on the left bank of River Nistru. Apart from Grigoriopol, all other town have, in addition to the silver coin, a variant in gold.


This is a coin issued by Transnistria. Knowing one might rightfully be wondering what is Transnistria about, we tried to depict on the site the issue as best as we could. Click the links below to clarify yourself.


Transnistria Then and Now | Transnistrian Coinage

For further information confront the Modern and contemporary history section inside the Brief and Comprehensive History of Romanians and Romania page.


Why Transnistrian Coins on Romanian Coins?

Because Transnistrian coins are held in their pockets and used as such by Romanian speaking Romanians on their native land.


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